Spurs could narrow the gap at the top of the Premier League to just three points with victory over Wolves at Wembley on 29th December. Mauricio Pochettino’s side go into the last match of 2018 as title challengers alongside Manchester City and Liverpool and will be hoping to keep the pressure on with victory at Wembley. The visitors are 11th in the table but have a tendency to do well against the bigger sides in the league because of their counter attacking strength.
The Lilywhites are in excellent form going into the game with Wolves, having beaten Bournemouth 5-0 at Wembley on Boxing Day. Before that they recorded a 6-2 away win over Everton at Goodison Park and earned their second ever win at the Emirates Stadium in the Carabao Cup quarter final. Pochettino and his players have just one game left of 2018 to maintain their presence near the top of the Premier League and victory over Wolves will ensure that.
They could score five or more goals in three successive Premier League matches for the first time on Saturday and have won twelve of their last fourteen in all competitions.
Wolves on the other hand have settled into the Premier League nicely after promotion last season. Their strong links with agent Jorge Mendes has allowed them to have a huge contingent of talented Portuguese players who were expected to move to bigger European clubs.
They have taken points off both Manchester clubs as well as Arsenal and Chelsea this season but that impressive record has been evened out by the fact they’ve lost against teams like Huddersfield and Cardiff this season.
In their most recent outing it took a late equaliser from Romain Saiss against Fulham at Craven Cottage to spare their blushes. They will be hoping to get back on track against Spurs and will by no means sit back or go for a draw at Wembley.
Spurs v Wolves Team News
Dele Alli could be back for Spurs after missing out in their last game against Bournemouth. Kieran Trippier is expected to return to the starting eleven despite Kyle Walker-Peters getting three assists versus Bournemouth.
Davinson Sanchez and Ben Davies are also expected to return after being rested but Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen will be out until the New Year.
The visitors will be without Diogo Jota because of a hamstring injury and Leander Dendoncker will be out because of illness. However Ruben Neves should come back into the Wolves team and there is a chance that teenage midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White could start alongside him in midfield.
Spurs v Wolves Predicted Team
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